The PROP Shop has served over 2,600 families since 2007, thanks to the 20,000 people who have donated gently used items and over 2,700 volunteers. They collect donations, sift out what’s needed for the Family Services area and sell other items to the public in their resale shop, a top destination for thrift shoppers. Proceeds from the resale store are invested in making life better for our neighbors who need support. Because of the PROP Shop and our generous community, a small child sleeps in her first bed instead of on the floor, a Mom goes to a job interview in clothes that boost her confidence, a dad serves dinner with his family’s first silverware and a little boy has a warm winter coat just his size.

In one year, the PROP Shop:

Served 701 families

The Family Services area at the PROP Shop was visited more than 3,600 times. Families in need received clothing, household goods and furniture from over 5,800 donors who dropped off new and gently used items. “Every dish, every shirt, everything makes a difference that goes beyond what numbers can say.”

Delivered 218 beds

The PROP Shop also delivered 118 dressers, 50 tables and chairs and 45 couches to 208 different families. There is usually a waiting list for beds. Call 952-934-2323 to arrange for pick-up. Your gently used beds are needed to help homeless families transition to being safely housed. “We have so many…miracles: instances when an item arrives at the perfect time to fill an immediate need.”

Provided 14,787 bags of clothing and household items

PROP Shop volunteers stock the Family Services area first before placing any items in the resale store. “We don’t sell kids’ clothes, pots, pans, sheets, blankets and towels because families need more of these items than we can provide.”

Coordinated 567 special requests

Secret Shoppers volunteering for the PROP Shop fulfilled special needs for clients such as work boots for parents and sports equipment for school kids. You can sign up to be a Secret Shopper or donate to the PROP Shop this Thanksgiving (or any time) by visiting community@propshopEP.org

 

Drop off urgently needed items at the PROP Shop this Thanksgiving:

Kids’ clothing & tennis shoes

Socks

Underwear

Winter coats & mittens

Beds (please call ahead)

Blankets, bed sheets, towels

Pots & pans

 

All information courtesy of propshopEP.org